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The McGeever surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

McGeever Early Origins



The surname McGeever was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McGeever Spelling Variations


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McGeever Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

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McGeever Early History


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McGeever Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGeever research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1479, 1659, 1621, 1644, 1621, 1622, 1640 and 1644 are included under the topic Early McGeever History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGeever Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGeever Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGeever Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGeever In Ireland


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McGeever In Ireland



Some of the McGeever family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McGeever Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellen McGeever, aged 19, who landed in America from Ballenful Co. Sligo, Ireland, in 1907
  • John McGeever, aged 35, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1907
  • Michael McGeever, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Annie McGeever, aged 52, who settled in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1909
  • Bridget McGeever, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGeever (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGeever (post 1700)



  • John McGeever (b. 1939), former American football cornerback in the American Football League
  • Francis McGeever (b. 1917), American politician, American Independent Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1970
  • Kitty McGeever (1966-2015), born Catherine Jane Mitchell, an English actress and comedienne, best known for her role as Lizzie Lakely in Emmerdale from 2009 to 2013, the first blind actress to be cast in a British soap opera

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    11. ...

    The McGeever Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGeever Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 10:33.

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